Dr Ailsa Power
Associate Postgraduate Pharmacy Dean at NHS Education for Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland, Glasgow
Since qualifying, Ailsa Power has worked as a pharmacist within community, hospital and academia. Currently, Ailsa works with NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and has been in post for the last 14 years. NES is a special Health Board responsible for supporting NHS services in Scotland by developing and delivering education and training for those who work in NHS Scotland. Within NES Pharmacy, Ailsa leads on the initial education and training of pharmacists, working with both Robert Gordon University and the University of Strathclyde in the increase and development of quality assured experiential learning within the MPharm and in the management and development of the NES pre-registration scheme. Ailsa’s role as Associate Post Graduate Pharmacy Dean has a national remit.
Dr Power is presenting How do we quality assure experiential learning for student pharmacists? The Scottish journey.
Experiential learning (EL) can make a significant difference to the readiness for practice of student pharmacists. What do we need to do to embed EL across a wide range of training providers in order to maximise the students’ opportunities? This session will describe the pitfalls, challenges and successes that Scottish partners have faced since 2018 as they pursue their ambitious target of providing substantially increased quality assured EL in the Scottish MPharm courses across all sectors.